This is an analysis of the poem Half-Breed that begins with:

Fathers with eyes of ancient ire,
Old eagles shorn of flight,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccb dXddX eaeea XfggfXfffff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 110101 0101011110 111010101010 11001011 110100111 1010101010 0001110101 0010100111 101110010 1101001011 00100101 0010110111 1010100111 10011001 110100100 1011111 111100111 1010100111 00110111 10110111 1100111 111110111 00101101101 10100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, and are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Half-Breed;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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